Often groups explored the Galleries with role play in the sets and co-ordinated this with a visit to sites in the town.
Most groups explored the galleries in supervised groups following a trail reflecting a theme children were learning. A recent KS1 group encountered on their journey famous people, including Lewis Carrol and James Tate.
Some groups traced life in Richmond back to its origins in the 12th C. Students 'met' children of each age as they explored 'travelled' back in time using, maps, pictures and documents.
We can accommodate half classes with hands on experience and role play in the Discovery Centre while other groups do the same in the sets and galleries.
KS 2 We are delighted to develop heritage themes like this one we did with a school on water supply, health and hygiene, linked to a trail exploring the same theme in and around the town.
A KS 2 theme 'how they lived' included role play in the Cruck House, the Education Gallery and the Discovery Centre.
We use a combination of Power Point, access to images and maps and hands on experience in the galleries.
KS 2 Others shared the childhood of a local boy who grew up in Richmond in the 1930s and his experience of WW2.
We use the eyes of people who lived at the time to explore periods of history in the town, like this one we did with a school exploring the Richmond J M Turner would have seen when he painted near the town.
KS 1 Younger students searched back into their heritage through handling and making toys and games and through role play with artefacts their Grandparents used.
A KS 2 costumed outreach experience at the school, theme explored the life of a child from a photo of local school class both at home and school in Victorian Richmond.